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“Great food, fun atmosphere”
Review of The Red Door

The Red Door
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Ranked #413 of 5,142 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$35
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Falcon
Description: Refined yet casual, warm and inviting, The Red Door is a perfect reflection of the character of its Mission Hills neighborhood setting. With a welcoming cottage inspired decor and an anchor position along the city's burgeoning and culturally rich San Diego Uptown area, The Red Door has made a name for itself as an unpretentious, comfortable dining destination serving up modern interpretations of classic American comfort cuisine with inspired wine and spirit pairings and exceptional service. Chef Johnston has created seasonal lunch, dinner and brunch menus featuring familiar American comfort classic with an updated style of preparation, presentation and a revolving door of fresh, locally purveyed ingredients. The Red Door's wine list features selections with a focus on eclectic and small-production wines as well as gems from around the world. The restaurant also pays homage to the spirit of the cocktail revolution with an expert blend of specialty cocktails and martinis.
Reviewed 15 October 2013

A wonderful, quaint little restaurant with amazing food and a quirky, fun staff. A really great place!

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Thank Ross122
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

Great service, very laid-back vibe but beautiful decor, and the food was amazing. Everything from the appetizer (corn bread with poppy seeds) to the main dishes (I had a delicious sea bass) to the dessert (bread pudding) was fantastic. Good for a date night.

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Reviewed 30 September 2013

We visited Red Door on a Sunday evening with another couple. The service was very good, and the menu had great choices. We ordered a bottle of wine a few appetizers to start, as well as entrees. Three out of four entrees ordered were great! Unfortunately I had the one that wasn't. Normally I would have sent back my Schnitzel plate, but due to the company, I didn't want to cause a scene. The Schnitzel looked great on the plate when it arrived, with some braised sweet red cabbage and a celery root and potato puree. But the Schnitzel tasted like grease and the grease flavor overpowered everything. The celery root and potato puree was cold. It was a bit disappointing after the good wine and appetizers we had. I may consider Red Door again, but I won't expect much.

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Thank DougBot
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Reviewed 14 August 2013

Really interesting and delicious small plates. I highly recommend a visit. A real gem. We had a shrimp dish and a duck taco that I still dream about. Very interesting flatbread (usually a special that changes daily).

Thank ssklar
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Reviewed 9 June 2013

Great place for dinner, and I love their brunches (double check when they are... I usually go on Sunday). Service is usually good. Fair price for what you get. Good food and a nice, simple atmosphere.

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Thank ArtSoCal
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